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Dakar vs Port-Gentil Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Dakar, Senegal and Port-Gentil, Gabon is approximately 3,359 km or 2,087 mi.
  • To reach Dakar in this distance one would set out from Port-Gentil bearing 301.8° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Dakar bearing 298.5° or WNW .
  • Dakar has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh) whereas Port-Gentil has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • The mean annual temperature is 1.7 °C (3°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.7 °C (4.9°F) more in Dakar. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1540.3 mm (60.6 in) less which is equivalent to 1540.3 l/m² (37.8 US gal/ft²) or 15,403,000 l/ha (1,646,683 US gal/ac) less. About 1/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.7° lower in Dakar than in Port-Gentil.
  • Relative humidity levels are 18.2% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 5.6°C (10.1°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Dakar relative to Port-Gentil. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Port-Gentil vs Dakar.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-8) -5 (-9) -5 (-10) -5 (-9) -3 (-5) +2 (+4) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +2 (+3) 0 (+1) -2 (-4) -1 (-2)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -6 (-10) -4 (-6) +2 (+3) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) +2 (+3) +1 (+2) 0 (0) -3 (-5) -2 (-3)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -6 (-11) -4 (-7) +1 (+2) +4 (+7) +3 (+6) +1 (+2) +1 (+1) -1 (-1) -4 (-7) -2 (-4)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -246 (-10) -177 (-7) -267 (-11) -299 (-12) -150 (-6) -1 (0) +57 (+2) +160 (+6) +103 (+4) -143 (-6) -351 (-14) -227 (-9) -1540 (-61)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 48' -0h 30' -0h 05' +0h 20' +0h 42' +0h 53' +0h 48' +0h 30' +0h 04' -0h 21' -0h 43' -0h 53'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -15.4 -15 -12.4 +9.8 +15.3 +15.4 +15.3 +10 -12 -15 -15.3 -15.5   -2.7
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -29 -24 -20 -17 -15 -15 -12 -7 -7 -12 -25 -35   -18.2
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -12.4 (-22) -11.5 (-21) -10.5 (-19) -9.1 (-16) -6.7 (-12) -1.6 (-3) +1.4 (+3) +1.3 (+2) +0.1 (+0) -1.5 (-3) -5.7 (-10) -11.1 (-20) -5.6 (-10)

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